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Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse How to Spot Moral Meltdowns in Companies... Before It's Too Late

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ISBN-10: 0312354304

ISBN-13: 9780312354305

Edition: 2006 (Annotated)

Authors: Marianne M. Jennings

List price: $25.95
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Do you want to make sure you - Don't invest your money in the next Enron? - Don't go to work for the next WorldCom right before the crash? - Identify and solve problems in "your" organization before they send it crashing to the ground? Marianne Jennings has spent a lifetime studying business ethics---and ethical failures. In demand nationwide as a speaker and analyst on business ethics, she takes her decades of findings and shows us in "The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse" the reasons that companies and nonprofits undergo ethical collapse, including: - Pressure to maintain numbers - Fear and silence - Young 'uns and a larger-than-life CEO - A weak board - Conflicts - Innovation like no other - Belief that goodness in some areas atones for wrongdoing in others Don't watch the next accounting disaster take your hard-earned savings, or accept the perfect job only to find out your boss is cooking the books. If you're just interested in understanding the (not-so) ethical underpinnings of business today, "The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse" is both a must-have tool and a fascinating window into today's business world.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 8/22/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 9.25" wide x 6.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Marianne M. Jennings is a professor of legal and ethical studies in business in the Department of Supply Chain Management, College of Business, at Arizona State University. She has been named professor of the year in the College of Business three times and received a Burlington Northern teaching excellence award. A consultant to many law firms, businesses, and professional groups, Professor Jennings has worked with the Federal Public Defender and U.S. Attorney in Nevada. She is the author of more than 200 articles in academic, professional, and trade journals as well as six textbooks and monographs in circulation. Her biweekly column for the ARIZONA REPUBLIC is nationally syndicated, and her work has appeared in the WALL STREET JOURNAL. In addition, Professor Jennings is a legal commentator for National Public Radio. She has conducted more than 500 workshops and seminars in the areas of business, personal and professional ethics, legal ethics, real estate, credit management, legal issues for academic administrators, law for the CPA, and legal and political strategic planning. A member of the State Bar of Arizona, Professor Jennings earned her undergraduate degree in finance and her JD from Brigham Young University.

Author's Note
Preface
What Are the Seven Signs? Where Did They Come From? Why Should Anyone Care?
Sign #1: Pressure to Maintain Those Numbers
Sign #2: Fear and Silence
Sign #3: Young 'Uns and a Bigger-than-Life CEO
Sign #4: Weak Board
Sign #5: Conflicts
Sign #6: Innovation Like No Other
Sign #7: Goodness in Some Areas Atones for Evil in Others
Applying the Signs for the Future
The Road Ahead
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments